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Research Resources

The Danish American Archive and Library (DAAL) has a variety of resources available for researchers, genealogists and other interested persons for use online and in its office in Blair, Nebraska. These include:

  • The Archive's main site with current and past newsletters and descriptions of various collections available at the Blair office with some sample digitized materials
  • The Archive's Digital Archive (this site) containing various large collections of digital images made publicly available
  • A second digital archiving system containing a wide variety of digital images, catalogs and recordings (audio and video) available in the Archive's office in Blair
  • A Facebook page focused on activities at or related to the Archive
  • A searchable catalog of the holdings of the Archive.
  • Other resources available on-site at the Blair office:
    • Digitized portions of the family and personal collections
    • Databases:
      • List of the DAAL's collections
      • Danish Brotherhood and Sisterhood Membership records
      • Obituaries (mostly of Danish descent)
      • Music recordings and Cassette tapes at the DAAL, including many recordings from archive of Lauritz Melchior
      • Oral history recordings: history of Danes in America; Dana College history; Washington County history
      • List of Dana students, faculty and staff through the years
      • List of periodicals (many in Danish) available at the DAAL
      • And much other material.

For further information, drop by the office at 1738 Washington Street in Blair, Nebraska, or contact us at +1 (402) 426-7910 or at

The two principal sister institutions of the Archive are The Museum of Danish America (Elk Horn, Iowa) and Grand View University (Des Moines, Iowa). 

The Museum of Danish America has a large on-line collection of interest to anyone of Danish ancestry.

Grand View University has a large collection of digitized materials related to Danish Immigration to America as well as other more general references.